How Are Things in Glocca Morra

Writer(s): Burton Lane, E. Y. Harburg
With Ella Logan
From the play, “Finian’s Rainbow”
From the CD Frank Sinatra In Hollywood (1940-1964) Disc 4, track 19

Ella Logan’s Finale:
So to every weeping willow, to each brook along the way,
To each lad that comes a-whistling Tooralay,
Ella and Frank: May we meet in Glocca Morra some fine day!

Note: the Sinatra recording was not of the complete song. This is the complete version.

I hear a bird, a Glocca Morra bird,
It may well be he’s bringing me a cheering word.
I hear a breeze, a River Shannon breeze,
It may well be it’s followed me across the seas…
Then tell me please…

How are things in Glocca Morra?
Is that little brook still leaping there?
Does it still run down to Donny Cove
Through Killy Bay, Killkerry and Kildare?
How are things in Glocca Morra?
Is that willow tree still weeping there?
Does that lassie with the twinkling eye come singing by
Or does she walk away, sad and dreamy there, not to see me there?
So I ask each weeping willow and each brook along the way,
And each lass that comes a-sighing Tooralay,
How are things in Glocca Morra this fine day?

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